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The 'Jedi' in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order acts a lot like a Sith


Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s main character is kind of a jerk.
Watching an extended demo of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at EA Play was like watching a scene from Star Wars Rogue One or the more recent Solo: A Star Wars Story – not only was Fallen Order’s production quality that immensely high, but the characters and larger universe feel integrated with what we’ve seen on the silver screen in the latest crop of films.
It also doesn’t hurt that the game’s developer Respawn Entertainment, the company behind the massively under-appreciated Titanfall 2, is a company that has mastered the set-piece, a skill that Fallen Order takes full advantage of.
Based on the 25-minutes scripted gameplay we saw, Fallen Order certainly has the look of Star Wars but, like Anakin Skywalker in The Clone Wars, under the friendly exterior lies a complicated – and sometimes contradictory – story.
If you only remember one thing about Fallen Order’s story, it should be the fact that it takes place after the titular Order 66 – i.e. the order issued by Chancellor Palpatine to clone troopers throughout the galaxy to eradicate all Jedi on sight.
While nearly all Jedi were wiped out in the days, weeks and months after the order is issued, Cal Kestis, Fallen Order’s main protagonist, survives by joining a salvage operation in the Outer Rim.
We’re not told how he escapes the clutches of the nascent Empire, but we’re told that he doesn’t finish his training before Order 66 eradicates all the Jedi… or, well, almost all of them: Yoda, Obi-Wan, Luke and Leia are still out there in the wider universe.
But, what’s important here, at least contextually, is that he’s not quite a full Jedi Knight. Why that last bit is important, as we found out, is that Cal doesn’t exactly operate like a Jedi – in fact, he acts a lot more like a Sith.

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